Portugal: We support Turkey’s membership in the European Union

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Portuguese Foreign Minister Joao Gomes Cravinho said on Monday that his country has always supported Turkey’s membership in the European Union.

Cravinho said in a press conference with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, in the capital, Ankara, that the current conditions may not be favorable, but Portugal, with its close relations with Turkey, supports its membership in the European Union.

He added that Portugal considers Turkey an important partner and one of the countries that influence the international arenas.

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He stated that bilateral relations are “at a very good level” and that there is cooperation in various political, economic, cultural and educational fields.

Kravino praised Turkey’s very important role in the Russian-Ukrainian war, as well as his gratitude for Ankara’s efforts to open the grain corridor through the Black Sea.

He stated that he discussed with Cavusoglu the membership of Sweden and Finland in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization “NATO” and that his Turkish counterpart explained the situation and provided different information.

He pointed out that Turkey interacts with various countries of the world and is more active in the African continent in recent years, noting that “Turkey has great interaction and investment in the African continent, especially in the past decades, and we support that.”